Sunday, August 16, 2009

Creating a special birthday cake













No recipe for this cake. I was tasked with taking the cake to my brother in law's lunch to celebrate his 50th birthday so this was my creation. I will try and remember - it was a while ago in June. I actually hand drew some plans for this cake on some parchment and drew a cross section of it and everything. I gave the plan to Kevin so its such a shame I didn't take a photograph of the plan for this post.
Paul and Elliot asked why I did the plan and I said I just love a touch of whimsy and luckily so did Kevin and Leanne who are going to frame the plan.
The cake is two discs of almond meringue covered with kahlua cream and sandwiched between two layers of chocolate and coffee cake - then the whole cake is covered with a dark chocolate ganache. It took me ages to decide what to make and loads of internet research and I was inspired so many of the Daring Bakers out there. I simply cannot remember which chocolate cake recipe I used in the end. It is truly a one of a kind cake for a special person.




14 comments:

Jessica said...

This cake looks so cute! What a lucky brother-in-law!

Amanda said...

Hi Jessica

Thanks for the compliment and dropping by

norma said...

looks very yumptious!

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Julia @Mélanger said...

Love the decoration of this cake.

You must put some mango recipes up! You have intrigued me about what you've made!

wine cellar said...

Looks like a really yummy cake.......I'll take a piece with a cold glass of milk! Cheers~

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Eat, drink + be Kerry said...

Wish my name was Kevin! The cake looks wonderful.

Spencer @ Moo-Lolly-Bar said...

How good does this recipe look? Your brother-in-law was a lucky man!

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toronto marmalade said...

Simple yet so much yummy! Thanks for sharing. :)

Saffron said...

They look mouthwatering! (Everytime again!)

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